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Dominic Grieve to apply for Hillsborough inquest verdicts to be quashed
DOMINIC Grieve has said today he will apply to have the verdicts of inquests into 96 deaths at Hillsborough to be quashed.
The Attorney General, who is also MP for Beaconsfield, told the House of Commons earlier he will be applying to the High Court for fresh inquests to be heard.
New evidence has come to light that police attempted to deflect the blame for the tragedy, which led to 96 Liverpool FC fans being crushed to death before a 1989 FA Cup semi final, away from themselves.
Mr Grieve said today his consideration of all of the evidence was still "far from complete" and he will take as long as possible to compile information "so the strongest case can be made in court".
He told the House of Commons: "I am persuaded that an application for fresh inquests must be made.
"I believe that these deaths, arising as they do from a common chain of events, should all be considered afresh."
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